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Alison McGhee

Biography

Alison McGhee

Alison McGhee’s bestselling novel SHADOW BABY was a "Today Show" Book Club pick, and her picture book for adults, SOMEDAY, was a #1 New York Times bestseller. She has been the recipient of four Minnesota Book Awards, the Geisel Medal, a MacDowell Colony residency, and several ALA awards.

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Books by Alison McGhee

by Alison McGhee - Fiction

When Clara Winter left her rural Adirondacks town for college, she never looked back. Her mother, Tamar, a loving but fiercely independent woman who raised Clara on her own, all but pushed her out the door, and so Clara built a new life for herself. Now more than a decade has passed, and Clara, a successful writer, has been summoned home. Tamar has become increasingly forgetful and can no longer live on her own. But just as her mother’s memory is declining, Clara’s questions are building. Why was Tamar so insistent that Clara leave all those years ago? Just what secrets was she hiding? The surprising answers Clara uncovers are rooted in her mother’s love for her, and the sacrifices Tamar made to protect her.